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Marcellus Shale Exploration and Development in Core Forest Habitat: Effects on Forest Habitat and Wildlife

Free webinar with Dr. Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources, Extension Wildlife Specialist  

Pennsylvania DEP wades into ambiguous area of noise regulation

Pennsylvania environmental regulators, who generally prefer the familiar matters of soil, air and water, are tackling the vagaries of noise from oil and gas development and finding that rules for sound are best left loose.  

Critics say proposed energy tax will lead to higher consumer costs

Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed energy tax will lead to higher costs for Pennsylvania consumers, according to a recently released fact sheet from the Marcellus Shale Coalition.  

Shell executive: Cracker plant decision expected 'soon'

More than three years after announcing it would consider building a ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, Royal Dutch Shell may be nearing a final decision.  

Links in natural gas supply chain worry about Wolf's proposed severance tax

As much as the Marcellus Shale has fueled an energy boom in the state, business owners and others who are links in the supply chain to the natural gas industry expressed their concerns about the effects of a proposed severance tax.  

Shale Gas Creating Renaissance in U.S. Plastics Manufacturing

Industry Comeback Expected to Create 462,000 New Jobs, Triple Net Exports  

Waterless fracking test well isn't doing so hot

While the oil and gas industry was excited about the idea of waterless fracking and the environmental and health benefits that it would bring, it is sad to say the Ohio well testing waterless fracking isn't exactly that bright light at the end of tunnel.  

How 2 shale companies won shale-gas innovation contest

Two regional companies are among the four winners of the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center's Shale Gas Innovation Contest.